Not smoking hot exactly, but a nice video none the less showing Bernd Zangerl succeeding on his biggest project yet. No grade, but an educated guess would suggest it a "high 8".
Bernd rose to fame by making the 2nd ascent of Fred Nicole's legendary Dreamtime, ~8C, way back in 2001. Since then, this problem has gone through a lot of changes due to aggressive brushing(?) and broken holds, but Bernd did it in its original state.
He has also contributed greatly to the bouldering world by making first ascents of quite a few classic problems like New Base Line, Memento, Anam Cara, Viva la Evolution (unrepeated?), as well as repeated a lot of hard stuff all over the world.
Lately Bernd has focused even more on finding new areas in increasingly remote parts of the world, such as Peru, India and Iran.
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